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Case Report - Journal of Food Science and Nutrition (2021) Volume 4, Issue 8

A short review on the importance of probiotic and prebiotic.

Probiotics are becoming increasingly popular due to their health benefit. Probiotics can be termed as the use of viable bacterial species that enhance the gut flora. Probiotics are live microbial feed supplements that maintains the microbiome in the gut. Prebiotics should be consumed in adequate amount in the diet [1]. Prebiotics cannot be digested by the body and stimulates the growth of the microbes selectively in the intestine. They are not absorbed or hydrolyzed by the enzymes present in the body but can act as a substrate for the survival of the probiotics in the gut. Before understanding the importance of prebiotics and probiotics it is imperative to understand how food affects our intestinal health.

Author(s): Srestha Mukherjee

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